The Sign Says…Posted: January 25, 2012
We love signs, all kinds of signs…homemade, neon, vintage and new retro signs. Signs can say so much, evoke a mood, make a statement, add humor and in doing so add to the personality of a home or a place of business.
At a casual party or a get-together with friends, quick and easy signs create a theme and serve a function.
Often when the host and/or hostess are busy tending to guests a well placed sign can answer a simple question regarding what is being served or the kind of ingredients used, in that way, always tending to their guests.
“How do you like your coffee?” signs.
This vintage Kendall Motor Oil sign hangs in the kitchen of the House at Rooster Ridge.
The new retro Washroom sign points guests to the right direction when required!
We love the sentiment of the Gather sign (Sundance Catalog) while the subtle color-on-color positioning of the Eat subliminally makes a suggestion to those who enter the kitchen. (Wall color: Benjamin Moore-Raisin Torte)
This antique glass Exit sign was spotted lying on a shelf in a NYC store, purchased years ago—finally our vision of having it lit and installed has come to fruition with the renovation. A brass ring was forged to hold the glass to enable mounting to the wall. A small light fixture was in-wall mounted to create an authentic exit sign! Perhaps this should be illuminated as a cue for guests to depart…it’s late and so many dishes to do…
Guests in The Cottage at Rooster Ridge are greeted by a welcoming sign— Hotel.
The “boys” bathroom in The House at Rooster Ridge has an appropriate race theme in honor of our resident race car driver!
The pendant which serves as general lighting to the bathroom has a wonderful vintage look! (Magnolia Pendant in Historic Nickel – Barn Light Electric)
When in doubt at Rooster Ridge, we encourage you to Read the Signs! Add some signage to your own cottage and let the reading begin!